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Submitted by Kay Deuster

While recently doing some genealogy, I found an ancestor who moved to the “Sunflower State.”   I had to stop and find which state that was.  A week later I was working on the pioneers of Muskegon County and one of them died in the “Sage Brush State.”  I found a two year old encyclopedia and a new one and looked up the states nicknames.  To my amazement, some of the nicknames changed.  I promised myself I would never have to look them up again, so why should anybody else!

AbreviationState Name Nick Name
AL or Ala.AlabamaCotton State
AR or Ark.ArkansasOpportunity State
AR or Ark.ArkansasWonder State
AS or Alas.AlaskaLast Frontier
AZ or Ariz.ArizonaGrand Canyon State
CA or Cal.CaliforniaThe Golden State
CO or Col.ColoradoCentennial State
CT or Conn.ConnecticutNutmeg State
CT or Conn.ConnecticutConstitution State
DE or Del.DelawareBlue Hen State
DE or Del.DelawareFirst State
DE or Del.DelawareDiamond State
FL or Fla.FloridaSun Shine State
FL or Fla.FloridaPeninsula State
GAGeorgiaEmpire State Of The South
GAGeorgiaPeach State
GUGuamWhere America's  Day Begins
HIHawaiiAloha State
IAIowaHawkeye State
IDIdahoGem Of The Mountains
IDIdahoGem State
IL or Ill.IllinoisPrairie State
IN or Ind.IndianaHoosier State
KS or Kan. or Kans.KansasSunflower State
KY or Ken.KentuckyBluegrass State
LALouisianaPelican State
MA or Mass.MassachusettsOld Bay State
MA or Mass.MassachusettsOld Colony State
MDMarylandOld Line State
MDMarylandFree State
MEMainePine Tree State
MI or Mich.MichiganWolverine State
MN or Minn.MinnesotaNorth Star State
MN or Minn.MinnesotaGopher State
MOMissouriBullion State
MOMissouriShow Me State
MS or Miss.MississippiMagnolia State
MT or Mont.MontanaTreasure State
NCNorth CarolinaTar Heel State
NCNorth CarolinaOld North State
ND or N. Dak.North DakotaFlickertail State
NE or Neb. or Nebr.NebraskaTree Planters State
NE or Neb. or Nebr.NebraskaCorn Huskers State
NHNew HampshireGranite State
NJNew JerseyGarden State
NM or N. Mex.New MexicoSunshine State
NM or N. Mex.New MexicoEnchantment State
NV or Nev.NevadaBattle Born State
NV or Nev.NevadaSagebrush State
NV or Nev.NevadaSilver State
NYNew YorkEmpire State
OHOhioBuckeye State
OK or Okla.OklahomaBoomer State
OR or Oreg.OregonBeaver State
PA or Penn. or Penna.PennsylvaniaKeystone State
RIRhode IslandLittle Rhody
RIRhode IslandOcean State
SCSouth CarolinaPalmetto State
SD or S. Dak.South DakotaSunshine State
SD or S. Dak.South DakotaCoyote State
SD or S. Dak.South DakotaMt Rushmore State
TN or Tenn.TennesseeVolunteer State
TX or Tex.TexasLone Star State
UTUtahBee Hive State
UTUtahSalt Lake State
VAVirginiaOld Dominion State
VTVermontGreen Mountain State
WA or Wash. or W.WashingtonEvergreen State
WI or Wis. or Wisc.WisconsinBadger State
WV or W. Va.West VirginiaMountain State
WV or W. Va.West VirginiaPanhandle State
WY or Wyo.WyomingEquality State


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